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 The World of Film in Australia - on the Internet Updated Thursday, July 31, 2014 - Edition No 908 

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  31/7/2014: A LIFETIME OF STORIES: DAVE BURKE
The founder of Encore magazine (1976) Yorkshire-born comedian and clarinetist, Dave Burke, has released a selection of stories from his life on CD (How I Killed My Grandfather – A Lifetime of Stories) covering events from his wartime childhood on the family farm to the death six years ago of his beloved wife of 54 years, Sybil. Yet it's a surprisingly engaging and often quietly amusing, star studded collection. He is selling it on his website for just $2.
  31/7/2014: MY STORY MY CONTENT SHORT FILM COMPETITION JUDGES ANNOUNCED
IP Awareness and Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) have today announced the judges of the 2014 My Story My Content Short Film Competition.
  31/7/2014: ONCE MY MOTHER – RHODE ISLAND INT FILM FEST PREMIERE
ONCE MY MOTHER, the multi-award winning documentary feature from director Sophia Turkiewicz, will have its North American premiere on August 9 at the Rhode Island International Film Festival.
  31/7/2014: SHADOW OF DOUBT CAST OVER CONVICTION: FOXTEL, AUG 3
Eve Ash’s investigative doco, Shadow of Doubt which last year triggered the outrage at the murder conviction of Sue Neill Fraser in 2010, is returning to Foxtel’s Ci Channel on August 3 at 9.30pm and 1am & 9am (Aug 4), just days before the 5th anniversary of Neill Fraser’s arrest (Aug. 20).
 
  24/7/2014: PERSONS OF INTEREST HIT THE STREETS
Uncut secret ASIO surveillance films, along with out takes and an interview with director Haydn Keenan on the background to the series are part of the 100 minutes of extras on the DVD box set of the 4-part award winning doco series, Persons of Interest, out this week at selected quality DVD stores and online at smartstreetfilms.com.au
 
  17/7/2014: FIPRESCI CRITICS PRIZES IN MOSCOW & KARLOVY VARY
The Russian film YES AND YES by Valeria Gay Germanika and the Czech Republic animated film ROCKS IN MY POCKETS (USA/Latvia, 2014) written and directed by Signe Baumane have been awarded the FIPRESCI prizes in Moscow and Karlovy Vary respectively.
  17/7/2014: MONSTER FEST 2014 – OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS
Submissions for short and feature films from Australia and across the world are open in 2014, with an expansion to two of Melbourne’s most iconic entertainment venues. Every November Monster Fest partners with Melbourne’s Cinema Nova to present the latest, greatest and rarest cult and horror cinema from Australia and around the world.
  17/7/2014: MORE AT LIVE SHOWS THAN CINEMA
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, there were 403 films screened in Australian cinemas in 2010. Collectively these films grossed $1.13 billion, an estimated 11.7 million people (or 67% of those aged 15 years and over) having been to a cinema in the 12 months – but live performances annually attract over 16 million people to shows across the country with revenues topping $1.2 billion, say the Helpmann Awards.
  17/7/2014: PRISCILLA ONLINE EXHIBITION
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) has launched its first online exhibition, Priscilla: 20 Years Young, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Australian hit movie by Steph Elliott.
  17/7/2014: SIX FILMS VIE FOR $100,000 PRIZE AT CINEFESTOZ
Felony, Son of a Gun, The Reckoning, The Waler: Australia’s Great War Horse and MIFF@CinefestOZ films My Mistress and Paper Planes have been shortlisted for Australia’s richest film prize of $100,000 cash, to be announced at the festival on Saturday, August 23.
  17/7/2014: THE MAN FROM COX’S RIVER RIDES AHEAD
Since its March 2014 premiere at the Byron Bay Film Festival, the low budget doco, The Man from Cox’s River – about a mob of brumbies - has quietly but busily collected over $100,000 at 140 screenings, mostly in family run regional heritage cinemas – and collected the 2014 Heritage Award in the Education Interpretation category, awarded in May. And it’s about to be taken to an even wider audience through several Event cinemas.
  10/7/2014: MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL LAUNCHES 2014 PROGRAM
The 63rd Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) launched its full program last night, consisting of 341 films, 17 program strands, 28 world premieres, 168 Australian Premieres, 19 Talking Pictures events, 24 international guests, and more than 71 local guests. 
  10/7/2014: MIRANDO OTTO Q & A
Australian actress Miranda Otto (Lord of the Rings, The Turning, I Frankenstein) will speak about her critically acclaimed role as poet Elizabeth Bishop in Reaching for the Moon at a Q & A in Sydney on Monday July 14 at the Palace Chauvel Cinema in Paddington, following the 6.30pm screening of the film
  10/7/2014: SCREEN PRODUCERS AWARDS: CALL FOR ENTRIES
Entries are now open for the prestigious 14th Screen Producers Australia Awards taking place at the Palladium at Crown in Melbourne on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 as part of the 29th SCREEN FOREVER Conference.
 
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